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2018 CLAS Faculty Conference and Working Groups

Jan 22 2018

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The Center for Latin American Studies is delighted to announce the CLAS 2018 Faculty Conference and Working Groups Awards.

Faculty Conference

"International Parental Child Abduction and Mediation in a Globalized World: What is Happening Between the United States and Mexico"

Faculty: Janet Martinez (Senior Lecturer in Law and Director Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program at Stanford Law School) and Nuria Gonzalez-Martin (Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas-Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)


Working Groups

All students are welcome to participate.  If interested, please contact the group coordinators listed below.

Indigenous Languages and Cultures: Experiences and Perspectives from Latin America - this group seeks to promote the indigenous languages and cultures of Latin  America, home to a mosaic of diverse ethnic groups, each with its own culture, language, religion, and way of life.

Faculty Advisor: Marisol Necochea, Quechua Lecturer

Coordinators: Yongjian Si or Sara Clemente


Latin America Working Group - This group focuses on the collaborative development of research questions and analysis grounded in Latin America as a concept and as a region, constituted as it is by a particular set of historical legacies arising from slavery and colonialism. The purpose of this workshop is to create a space for testing and thinking through ideas that expand upon, contradict, or otherwise respond to existing theories and theorists of Latin America.

Faculty Advisor: Angela Garcia, Anthropology

Coordinators: Adela Zhang; Jameelah Morris


The U.S.-Mexico Forum for Cooperation, Understanding, and Solidarity (US Mex-FoCUS) - is a studentled initiative dedicated to promoting positive U.S-Mexico relations by interring communication and mutual understanding while briging together the future leaders of the United States and Mexico.

Faculty Advisor: Bruce Cain, Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West; Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Director, CLAS

Coordinators: Thomas Churchill; Jose Luquin


Stanford Interdisciplinary Research Group on Latin American Studies (SIRGLAS) - SIRGLAS brings together graduate students working on topics related to Latin America to discuss research in an interdisciplinary setting.

Faculty Advisor: Beatriz Magaloni, Political Science

Coordinators: Filipe Recch <>; Matthew Edward Nestler <>